Capping off a busy day for The Predator camp, Empire Magazine has debuted a never-before-seen action shot from the Shane Black sequel. And let’s just say we wouldn’t want to wind up on the wrong side of a pissed-off alien hunter.
In fact, while the ugly motherfucker introduced in John McTiernan’s original classic was a nasty beast capable of ripping out a human spine, the Predators of Fox’s redo are genetically enhanced killing machines – strongest, faster, smarter and deadlier than their ancestors.
That’s because they’ve been scouring the galaxy, harvesting resources and alien DNA – no, not that alien – to effectively accelerate their evolution. The end result is, frankly, a force to be reckoned with, as Boyd Holbrook and his squad of Special Forces discovered in the film’s grisly first trailer.
And in order to ensure excitement remains at a fever-pitch, 20th Century Fox (via Empire) has now pumped out a brand new action shot that places one of those fearsome beasts front and center.
Dubbed to be an “explosive reinvention” of the sci-fi classic, Shane Black and co-writer Fred Dekker have evidently stripped away all of the CG carnage in favor of old-school scares, as evidenced by today’s stunning action shot of a formidable Predator hoisting one hapless human into the air.
At the heart of the story is an autistic child named Rory McKenna (Jacob Tremblay), who is able to understand the Yautja language and maybe – just maybe – broker peace. Or, failing that, avert total annihilation.
The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
On September 14th, The Predator strikes, and you’ll never see him coming…